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JAK15
Scratcher
21 posts

Since when did you need to enter your country to register?

When I signed up, I was given the option not to select my country. Now the website requires a country. When did Scratch start requiring users to provide their country?

Last edited by JAK15 (Jan. 1, 2018 21:36:19)

-frostyiceprincess-
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Since when did you need to enter your country to register?

Um, it's been asking for a country for as long as I can remember. When did you first sign up?


EDIT: Did you first sign up 2 years 9 months ago? I'm asking because you may have an older account.

Last edited by -frostyiceprincess- (Jan. 1, 2018 22:54:10)


Abstract-
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Since when did you need to enter your country to register?

It's been like that for a while. If you don't feel comfortable entering your country, you can select a country that you don't really live in.

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SpaceDragon1
New to Scratch
100+ posts

Since when did you need to enter your country to register?

Abstract- wrote:

It's been like that for a while. If you don't feel comfortable entering your country, you can select a country that you don't really live in.
Yeah, Antarctica is the most common one that people use.
PrincessTS
Scratcher
500+ posts

Since when did you need to enter your country to register?

JAK15 wrote:

When I signed up, I was given the option not to select my country. Now the website requires a country. When did Scratch start requiring users to provide their country?

Probably about 3 years ago, but now Scratch likes to collect data on how many people are using Scratch in a country.
JAK15
Scratcher
21 posts

Since when did you need to enter your country to register?

.

-frostyiceprincess- wrote:

Um, it's been asking for a country for as long as I can remember. When did you first sign up?


EDIT: Did you first sign up 2 years 9 months ago? I'm asking because you may have an older account.
Yes, this is my oldest account.
Hex4Nova
Scratcher
500+ posts

Since when did you need to enter your country to register?

SpaceDragon1 wrote:

Abstract- wrote:

It's been like that for a while. If you don't feel comfortable entering your country, you can select a country that you don't really live in.
Yeah, Antarctica is the most common one that people use.
Not North Korea?

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SpaceDragon1
New to Scratch
100+ posts

Since when did you need to enter your country to register?

Hex4Nova wrote:

SpaceDragon1 wrote:

Abstract- wrote:

It's been like that for a while. If you don't feel comfortable entering your country, you can select a country that you don't really live in.
Yeah, Antarctica is the most common one that people use.
Not North Korea?
I’ve seen Antarctica more often, though you are right, some people do use North Korea.
KingOfAwesome58219
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Since when did you need to enter your country to register?

I believe OP is asking about when they required you to enter a country. They've always asked but one the options used to be blank.
I think they made the change back when users started changing their display into technically valid options not available in the drop down list.



awesome-llama
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1000+ posts

Since when did you need to enter your country to register?

There are only 2 visible uses for the country. That is the statistics page, where the user amounts are displayed of each country: https://scratch.mit.edu/statistics/
And your profile.

Last edited by awesome-llama (Jan. 3, 2018 11:39:02)





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